Meet the Corps Leadership Team - The Backbone of Everything We Do

An amazing group of professionals who have dedicated their lives to a noble cause.  Imagine the educational possibilities created by blending our real-world leadership experience with scholarly expertise. We are proud of the programs we develop and we would be honored if you let us share them with you. 


Wayne

Wayne "Gonzo" Beyer, LTCOL, USMC (RET)

An AH-1W Cobra pilot, and leadership development specialist, Wayne has 26 years military experience, and is the president of Corps Leadership.

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Royal Mortenson <br>
 COL, USMC (RET)

Royal Mortenson
COL, USMC (RET)

Col Mortenson served 30 years as an infantry Officer in the Marine Corps. He has led Marines in combat, was the director of The Basic School in Quantico, and the Director of Command and Staff College.

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Mark Desens<br>COL, USMC (RET

Mark Desens
COL, USMC (RET

Col Desens served 30 years in the Marine Corps. A former Marine Expeditionary Unit Commander and Director of Marine Corps Command and Staff College. Col Desens brings an executive level leadership perspective to Corps Leadership.

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Patrick Gough<br>
COL, USMC (RET)

Patrick Gough
COL, USMC (RET)

Col Gough served 30 years in the Marine Corps with multiple command tours. He has been developing leaders in the Marines and civilian sectors for nearly 40 years.

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Dr. Donald Bittner<br>LTCOL, USMC (RET)

Dr. Donald Bittner
LTCOL, USMC (RET)

Dr. Bittner is our leading Military Historian. With 37 years teaching at Marine Corps University, Professor Emeritus Bittner brings an amazing wealth of experience and expertise to Corps Leadership.

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Brian

Brian "Noonan" McDermott, LTCOL, USMC (RET)

A former Marine CH-53E pilot,  Brian developed and instructed Red Team curriculum at Marine Corps University. He was interviewed by Bryce Hoffman as a USMC Red Team subject matter expert for his book.

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Brad Graves <br>
LTCOL, USAF (RET)

Brad Graves
LTCOL, USAF (RET)

Brad was an Air Force Space Operations Officer who worked with Intelligence. He taught at Air University, and truly has a diverse background as a practitioner, scholar, and scientist with over 20 years of military experience.

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Ms. Amy Bevan

Ms. Amy Bevan

An Anthropology degree, Cultural Resource Management fieldwork, a Masters in Organizational Change, and pioneering efforts institutionalizing Strategic Planning inside hierarchical organizational structures utilizing Red Team tools, recounts Amy's 19 years in and around government service.

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Craig Wilcox<br>COL, USAF(RET)

Craig Wilcox
COL, USAF(RET)

A former Air Force communications officer with multiple command tours, including supporting commander for Air Force One. Col Wilcox brings leadership in action expertise to the Corps Leadership team.

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Dr. Robert Bruce

Dr. Robert Bruce

Dr. Bruce is an award winning author and military historian. He is a former Professor of Military History at the USMC Command & Staff College and has taught for over twenty years in professional military education and at civilian universities.

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Dr. Paolo Tripodi

Dr. Paolo Tripodi

Dr. Tripodi trained as an infantry officer and received his commission with the Italian Carabinieri in Rome, Italy. He is currently the Ethics Branch Head, and professor of Military Ethics at Marine Corps University – Lejeune Leadership Institute.

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Shawn Callahan<BR>LTCOL, USMC (RET)

Shawn Callahan
LTCOL, USMC (RET)

A former Marine F-18 aviator,  He instructed History at USNA, and Leadership Studies at Marine Corps University.   Shawn is currently a PhD Candidate.

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Jeff Tlapa<BR>LTCOL, USMC (RET)

Jeff Tlapa
LTCOL, USMC (RET)

Jeff is an Marine infantry officer with over 20 years' experience.  His specialties include joint operations and planning, leadership and ethics, and Asia-Pacific studies.  

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Carroll Connolley<br>LTCOL, USMC (RET)

Carroll Connolley
LTCOL, USMC (RET)

A Marine infantry officer turned judge advocate (JAG),  Carroll  taught ethics at USNA, as well as Marine Corps University, Lejeune leadership Institute.  

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Dr. Rebecca Johnson

Dr. Rebecca Johnson

Dr. Johnson is currently the Dean of academic at  Marine Corps University’s War College.  She specialties in military ethics, national security affairs, international security, religion and conflict, and post-conflict reconstruction.

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Peter Janow<br>MAJ, USMC (RET)

Peter Janow
MAJ, USMC (RET)

A former Marine AH-1W aviator with Crew Resource Management (CRM) expertise. “Hef” has a Masters in Global Leadership and over six years experience with NATO and Regional Affairs Cooperation and is our point man for international management and training development.

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Mike Saubert<br>CPT, USAR (RET)

Mike Saubert
CPT, USAR (RET)

Mike served 30 years as a Blackhawk pilot in the National Guard, and has extensive experience leading, and guiding design & product development.

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Barbara Ferguson

Barbara Ferguson

A journalist and media communications expert embedded with the Marines during the fight to Baghdad. Barbara is a cultural expert and consultant on strategic communications.

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Carl Von Clausewitz
General, Prussian Army (RET)

Carl Von Clausewitz General, Prussian Army (RET)

"Two qualities are indispensable: first, an intellect that, even in the darkest hour, retains some glimmerings of the inner light which leads to truth; and second, the courage to follow this faint light wherever it may lead."

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Karl Rohr <br> LTCOL, USMC (RET)

Karl Rohr
LTCOL, USMC (RET)

Karl has over 20 years experience as a Marine infantry officer, and was the Associate Dean for Warfighting at Marine Corps University, Command and Staff College. His specialties include: Leadership, national security, foreign policy, defense policy, international affairs, defense research and analysis, strategic, operational and tactical planning, and curriculum development.

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Marc Langevin<br>COL, USMCR

Marc Langevin
COL, USMCR

Marc is a CH-53 Super Stallion pilot, and has experience in contracting, financial and organizational performance consulting, and executive leadership coaching.

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